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Staff writer Daniel Kaplan covers the NFL, finance and tennis.

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NFL, Union Seeking Expedited Court Schedule For Brady Case

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 31 / 15

The NFL and NFLPA on Friday asked a N.Y. federal court judge to create an expedited court schedule so they can resolve the dispute over Tom Brady ’s suspension by Sept. 4, a week before the Sept. 10 start of the NFL season. The NFLPA had been expected to file an injunction motion in Judge Ri...

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SportsBusiness Journal: Kroger to title Memphis WTA event

Kroger Co. will title-sponsor the WTA Tour stop in Memphis, giving the supermarket company naming rights to the simultaneous men's and women's events in that city. Kroger has been title sponsor of the ATP event for 10 years, sharing top billing with St. Jude, the local children's ho ...

Tags: Kroger, PepsiCo, Tennis, This Week's Issue, WTA

SportsBusiness Journal: Ex-Lehman execs start firm

Three former Lehman Bros. sports executives have started their own investment banking boutique, Triton Sports Associates LLC. The new firm, which is searching for office space in midtown Manhattan, already is advising one individual on buying an NHL team and another person on acquiring a m ...

Tags: Finance, Game Plan LLC, Lehman Brothers Inc., NHL

SportsBusiness Journal: Tennis will let men go sleeveless

Biceps are now OK in men's tennis. The sport's governing bodies have approved, temporarily at least, sleeveless tennis shirts, the kind that caused a fashion brouhaha at this year's U.S. Open Tennis Championships. Then, the world's No. 3-ranked player, Tommy Haas, was ordered by the tou ...

Tags: ATP, Tennis, This Week's Issue, USTA

SportsBusiness Journal: CART tries turnaround

Once again, Championship Auto Racing Teams appears to be facing a make-or-break year in 2003, after its latest effort to turn the troubled company around resulted in steep financial losses. CART will lose a record amount of money this year, the first in which the sanctioning body took o ...

Tags: Championship Auto Racing Teams Inc., FedEx Corp., Ford Motor Co., Motorsports, Special Report

SportsBusiness Journal: Cowen’s group feels the ax

Another top lender is thinning its sports finance group, victimized by an economy that has sapped the vitality out of lending to teams and leagues. SG Cowen is the latest victim , joining Lehman Bros., which cut more than 40 percent of its lending staff last summer, and J.P. Morgan Chase, w ...

Tags: Basketball, Lehman Brothers Inc., Memphis Grizzlies, NBA, Brooklyn Nets, New Orleans Pelicans, SG Cowen, This Week's Issue

SportsBusiness Journal: Tennis Channel lands Myers to take hosting duties for its intervi ...

Former "SportsCenter" anchor Chris Myers will host his own talk show on The Tennis Channel, the fledgling network plans to announce today. The 24-hour network has been gearing up for an expected launch later this month, though the date may be pushed into the new year. Adding celebrities like ...

Tags: ESPN, Football, Four-S Baking Co., IMG, Motorsports, NASCAR, NFL, Tennis, This Week's Issue

SportsBusiness Journal: CART pulls plug on calls

Championship Auto Racing Teams will no longer hold analyst and investor conference calls to discuss its earnings results, chief executive Chris Pook said. CART did not have such a meeting when it released earnings on Nov. 14, and for investors and analysts hoping that was a temporary occurre ...

Tags: Championship Auto Racing Teams Inc., Finance, Motorsports

SportsBusiness Journal: ATP lawsuit settled

So, who won the battle between the ATP and its two renegade tournaments in Washington, D.C., and Indianapolis? The sides earlier this month settled a 10-month-old lawsuit that contended the ATP, which had switched the events' dates for 2003, was a monopoly that violated antitrust laws. ...

Tags: ATP, Clear Channel Communications Inc., Golf, LPGA, NBC, Tennis, This Week's Issue

SportsBusiness Journal: Movie firm buys WTA’s TV rights

New Regency Enterprises will pay the WTA Tour $40 million for international TV rights to its 28 top tournaments through 2007, the second go-round for the Hollywood movie producer. The tour is expected to announce the sale of the rights today or Tuesday. The extension of the New Regency de ...

Tags: ATP, Tennis, This Week's Issue, WTA

SportsBusiness Journal: Williams lands another deal

Serena Williams will add Close Up toothpaste to her rapidly growing pile of endorsement deals, as the 21-year-old capitalizes on one of the greatest seasons in women's tennis history. Sources said Williams' familiar smiling face will appear on 1 million packages of Close Up toothpaste ...

Tags: IMG, McDonald's Corp., Puma AG, Reebok, Tennis, This Week's Issue

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